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My Culinary School Adventure

I’ve embarked on a new adventure!  Going back to school at 40 years old isn’t all THAT scary, especially when it’s to study the thing you love best… FOOD 🙂

A little over a week ago I began the Culinary Arts Program at UVU and so far it’s been a really great experience.

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First off, we aren’t allowed to wear any make-up at all!  Next, no fingernail polish, or acrylic fingernails or eyelash extensions or earrings, etc., etc… we are all Natural 🙂

Which makes it really easy to get out the door in the mornings.

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The pictures above are of me (top center) and some of my fellow classmates, we are all in Chef John’s Cooking Skills class together.

Yesterday, we went to an event on the main campus for Dean’s Day.  My cooking friends were kind enough to pose so I could share some photos with you!

At the event our class prepared and sampled Pulled Pork Sliders with Slaw AND they were a yummy big hit…

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Each class in the Culinary Arts program brought samples to share…

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AND Chef Franz demonstrated this awesome fish ice sculpture…

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Oh, here’s one last photo that just couldn’t be missed 🙂

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Lovin’ us some Doctor!  Dr. Pepper that is…

(I’m on the right)

We’ve been learning all kinds of knife skills and sauces and all that too BUT, I’ll save that to share with you in next weeks post!

Thanks for joining me on My Culinary School Adventure…

Happy Thursday and Happy Cooking

xoxo~ Ruthie

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  2. Liz says:

    Looks like fun! 🙂

    • Ruthie says:

      Thank you Liz… I’m loving it and it’s keeping me on my toes 🙂 I’ll be thinking of you in a few weeks when I’m in the bake shop! xoxo~ Ruthie

  3. Crystal says:

    Congratulations!! That’s so awesome!!

    • Ruthie says:

      Thanks Crystal… it’s been so much fun and I love learning about everything food so, it doesn’t even seem like school 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

  4. How fun it that, Ruthie! Good for you…looks like you are having a great time. 🙂

    • Ruthie says:

      Thank you Jamie… it has been really good. It’s a lot of work and interesting to figure out to keep up with it all but I’m learning a ton so that’s cool! Thanks for the nice comment and I hope you have a nice day 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

  5. marcie says:

    Congratulations — how fun! I totally relate — at 46 I’m finally enrolled in a 6 month long culinary program in SF on the 30th of this month. I’m beyond excited!

    • Ruthie says:

      You’re class sounds so fun… I’m sure it’ll be super condensed to get you through it in 6 months is amazing!! That’s so great 🙂 I’ve sure loved the first couple of weeks of my program- learning a ton! xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. This is truly inspirational! I can see you’re having a blast, I’d love to do this soon (go to culinary school!) Thanks for sharing….

    • Ruthie says:

      Hi Ali 🙂 Thanks for the nice comment… you’re very sweet. You must jump in and go, you’ll be so glad you did. It’s hard but really great o gain a greater understanding of the culinary world Have a great day! xoxo~ Ruthie